Nolan Reveals “Rises” Details

Fans eager to see the first completed footage from The Dark Knight Rises will get their wish when a preview of the movie’s opening scene debuts in IMAX next month. The footage will be before the new Mission: Impossible film and is reported to give audiences a glimpse of director Christopher Nolan’s take on Bane.

But if you can’t wait until then, Nolan has let slip a few details about the upcoming film in an interview with Empire Magazine.

“”It’s really all about finishing Batman and Bruce Wayne’s story. We left him in a very precarious place. Perhaps surprisingly for some people, our story picks up quite a bit later, eight years after The Dark Knight. So he’s an older Bruce Wayne; he’s not in a great state,” Nolan says.

“”With Bane, we’re looking to give Batman a challenge he hasn’t had before. With our choice of villain and with our choice of story we’re testing Batman both physically as well as mentally,” Nolan adds.

Actor Tom Hardy adds that the role of Bane is a physical and brutal one.

“He’s a big dude who’s incredibly clinical, in the fact that he has a result-based and oriented fighting style,” he says. “It’s not about fighting. It’s about carnage. The style is heavy-handed, heavy-footed, it’s nasty. Anything from small-joint manipulation to crushing skulls, crushing rib cages, stamping on shins and knees and necks and collarbones and snapping heads off and tearing his fists through chests, ripping out spinal columns. He is a terrorist in mentality as well as brutal action.”

Costume designer Lindy Hemming also lets drop a few clues to his backstory as she talks about Bane’s look. On the mask, she says, ”He was injured early in his story. He’s suffering from pain and needs gas to survive. He can’t survive the pain without the mask. The pipes from the mask go back along his jawline and feed into the thing at his back, where there are two cannisters.”

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